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-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Joy Behar: Racism won’t end until black people run everything
[WASHINGTONEXAMINER] The View co-host Joy Behar argued that racism in the United States would not come to an end until systems of oppression were broken down and black people run everything in the country.
Good idea. Let the least successful 12.5 percent of the population run everything.
"When I talk about racism, I talk about a system of racism in this country that affects housing, that affects politics, that affects education. It’s a system of racism," the 76-year-old host said Tuesday. "And if you are a minority in this country, you are more a victim of racism, so it’s hard to be a racist when you are a victim of racism."

"They don’t understand the difference between racism and bigotry. Black people can be bigoted like anybody else, but when you’re talking about racism in this country, until black people are running everything," she said before Whoopi Goldberg cut her off to joke, "We came close!"

Behar added that the systems of racism needed to be destroyed and that the systems were "the concept" of racism.

Behar's comments were a clarification of a statement she made Monday, saying, "It's outrageous and stupid to call a black person a racist."

Posted by: Fred || 07/31/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6501 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I'm amazed at the people who claim to be the most enlightened regarding racism, who insist that black people should be held to a lower standard than the rest of us.
Posted by: AuburnTom || 07/31/2019 0:55 Comments || Top||

#2  So, is she crazy or just hates "African-Americans"?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/31/2019 3:00 Comments || Top||

#3  South African president Cyril Ramaphosa and his cabinet would appear to agree with Ms. Behar.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/31/2019 5:38 Comments || Top||

#4  Joy Behar is certifiably crazy. Some of the most virulent racists I've ever encountered were Blacks.
Posted by: Elmuter Omaviger9094 || 07/31/2019 6:51 Comments || Top||

#5  I don't think that word means what you think it means.
Posted by: Mercutio || 07/31/2019 6:58 Comments || Top||

#6  The ultimate form of racism!
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 07/31/2019 7:01 Comments || Top||

#7  of course a white guy walking alone through Compton would feel perfectly safe!
Posted by: Bob Grorong1136 || 07/31/2019 7:31 Comments || Top||

#8  Yeah and Joy Behar is a whack job nut-case.
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/31/2019 8:59 Comments || Top||

#9  because it's going o well in so many cities
Posted by: chris || 07/31/2019 9:00 Comments || Top||

#10  #4 yes, that is my experience also. Most but not all. Then if you think you can overcome that title with them, never. They classify skin color among themselves also. Very dark skinned is lower type, light skinned is barley tolerated. They will judge you in a heartbeat. Most of my experience was in DC. I however was around for the riots. The children were quick to act on what their parents were saying or doing.
Posted by: Dale || 07/31/2019 11:16 Comments || Top||

#11  Racism won't end until Jim Crow laws return, enforced by the state and ensured by citizen militias.

Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/31/2019 12:06 Comments || Top||

#12  Since according to the Dems disagreeing with a black politician can only be done by racists how would this end racism?
Posted by: ruprecht || 07/31/2019 21:36 Comments || Top||


Fifth Column
Trump: I think you've all learned, the intelligence agencies have run amok.
Posted by: 3dc || 07/31/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under: Tin Hat Dictators, Presidents for Life,

#1  A historical study of tyrannical regimes might not shed a very positive light on intelligence agencies or the men who run them.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/31/2019 6:57 Comments || Top||

#2  Intelligence agencies are like immune systems. You can't live without them, you absolutely need them, and people die from leukemia every single day all year long.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 07/31/2019 9:23 Comments || Top||


Chris Wray's FBI continues to cover for Team Comey's Russia shenanigans
[The Hill] The FBI is going to court to fight the public release of a small number of documents the State Department sent to agents from Christopher Steele, the British intelligence operative and Hillary Clinton-paid political muckraker, during the 2016 election.

Normally, such Freedom of Information Act cases don’t merit public attention. This one does.

To hear the FBI tell it, the release of former Deputy Assistant Secretary Kathleen Kavalec’s documents is tantamount to giving up the keys to President Trump’s nuclear briefcase, aiding the enemy or assisting terrorists.

“We know that terrorist organizations and other hostile or foreign intelligence groups have the capacity and ability to gather information from myriad sources, analyze it and deduce means and methods from disparate details to defeat the U.S. government’s collection efforts,” an FBI assistant section chief swore in an affidavit supporting the request to keep the documents secret.

Posted by: 3dc || 07/31/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6485 views] Top|| File under: Antifa

#1  Body language is oftentimes quite revealing.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/31/2019 6:50 Comments || Top||

#2  Oddly yesterday, we just bought a rope yesterday for the pontoon. Will happily lend if Trump supplies the tree.
Posted by: Woodrow || 07/31/2019 7:23 Comments || Top||

#3  Utility poles or lampposts may be available if trees are not.
Posted by: Glenmore || 07/31/2019 12:39 Comments || Top||

#4  F150 bumpers are proven.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/31/2019 19:57 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Tim Ryan didn’t put hand over heart for national anthem
[NYPOST] Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan stood out at Tuesday night’s Democratic presidential debate ‐ for not putting his hand over his heart for the singing of the national anthem.

"Put your hand over your heart for the star spangled banner Tim Ryan!!! #DemocraticDebate," said Meghan McCain, the daughter of late Arizona Sen. John Maverick McCain
... the Senator-for-Life from Arizona, former presidential candidate and even more former foot soldier in the Reagan Revolution. As an ordinary citizen he greased the infamous hookers peeing on the Obamabed in Moscow dossier in an attempt to smear President Trump...
, on Twitter.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Ari Fleischer, press secretary for President George W. Bush, likened Ryan’s keeping his hands folded in front of him to ​former the Socialist paradise of San Francisco
...where God struck dead Anton LaVey, home of the Sydney Ducks, ruled by Vigilance Committee from 1859 through 1867, reliably and volubly Democrat since 1964...
49ers quarterback ​Colin Kaepernick
...Formerly a petulant quarterback for the San Francisco Giants, now looking for a job. He was willing to stand up for his princles by kneeling during the national anthem, which he had every right to do, but not willing to take the consequences, which he apparently thought shouldn't apply to him...
’s taking a knee during the playing of the national anthem before NFL games.

"Happening now: Will any of the Dems take a knee for the national anthem?" Cruz ​sounded off on Twitter.

​"​Rep. Tim Ryan didn’t put his hand over his heart during the national anthem. I guess he’s appealing to the Kaepernick wing of the Democratic Party​," Fleischer posted​.

Posted by: Fred || 07/31/2019 11:36 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under:

#1  All that is required is respect, and standing, with hat removed is respect.
Posted by: Glenmore || 07/31/2019 12:41 Comments || Top||

#2  I agree with Glenmore

Mayor Buttigieg wore a blue suit with brown shoes. Personally I think that is worse -- even Nixon never did that.

Posted by: lord garth || 07/31/2019 14:05 Comments || Top||

#3  also, Buttigieg had a smear on his forehead but that was because he swatted a flea so can't blame him for that
Posted by: lord garth || 07/31/2019 14:40 Comments || Top||

#4  but that was because he swatted a flea so can't blame him for that

Lucky it wasn't a rat bite!

Suddenly, I am having a vision... at the next debate, a merry prankster releases a box of rats on the stage. Hilarity ensues. Extra credit it you paint a little capital 'D' on each rat first.
Posted by: SteveS || 07/31/2019 15:03 Comments || Top||

#5  a blue suit with brown shoes

Sadly, this is currently very stylish, a status to which President Nixon never aspired, being satisfied with neatly bourgeoise Republican attire.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/31/2019 16:18 Comments || Top||


Judge Dismisses DNC Hacking Suit Against Trump Campaign
[PJMedia] Fantasy on the debate stage and fantasy in the courtroom.

In unusually frank language, a federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit over hacked documents by the Democratic National Committee against the Trump campaign, saying they "did not participate in any wrongdoing in obtaining the materials in the first place."

The DNC lawsuit was silly. It tried to show that the Trump campaign worked hand in glove with WikiLeaks, the hacking outfit that published the Democrats' documents. In the 81-page opinion, the judge, Clinton appointee John Koeltl, slammed the suit as "entirely divorced" from the facts in the case.

Posted by: DarthVader || 07/31/2019 10:01 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6467 views] Top|| File under:


Buttigieg says Obamacare saved his mother in law, who blames her skin cancer on tanning beds
[Washington Examiner] Pete Buttigieg said during the Democratic presidential debate Tuesday night that Obamacare saved his mother in law's life.

He said his healthcare plan was "the right answer for people like my mother-in-law whose life was saved by [Obamacare], but who is still far too vulnerable by the fact that the insurance industry does not care about her," he said, referring to the mother of his husband, Chasten Buttigieg.

Pete Buttigieg supports a healthcare system that allows people the option to buy into a government plan, which he has dubbed "Medicare for all who want it."

His mother-in-law, Sherri Glezman, has undergone treatment for skin cancer, including through surgery and several rounds of chemotherapy.

"Today was rough, after a 3-hour surgery and over 100 stitches we continue to battle the beast," Glezman wrote on Facebook May 29.

Glezman and her husband, Rhyan, live in Traverse City, Michigan, and were in the audience during the debate in Detroit. The couple owns a small business called Outdoor Dynamics Landscaping, which also sells decorations during Christmastime, according to Buttigieg's memoir Shortest Way Home.

Buttigieg didn't expand on which coverage his mother-in-law had received or what difficulties she had faced dealing with private insurers.

But Obamacare was intended to help families such as the Glezmans, who owned their own business and therefore don't receive coverage through a large company or a government program and are left to buy coverage on their own. Before Obamacare passed, health insurance companies were allowed to turn away people with preexisting conditions, such as cancer, or charge them more in premiums.

In March, Glezman spoke to UpNorthLive about her diagnosis, warning others not to use tanning beds as she did because it can cause skin cancer. She told the publication that she still gets spots surgically removed, and that during the last decade she has seen multiple doctors and used multiple treatments.

"The longer I struggle with the skin cancer, the more I want to get the word out there," she said. She encouraged others to use sunscreen and supported a bill in the Michigan legislature that would prohibit minors from using tanning salons.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/31/2019 06:03 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under:

#1  This preexisting condition BS has always annoyed me.

After you run your car into a tree do you then buy insurance and expect them to pay to have it fixed?

Posted by: AlanC || 07/31/2019 8:59 Comments || Top||

#2  If you're dumb enough to spend your money on a tanning bed then you can spend your own money on skin cancer treatment as well.

Oh, wait! I know where this is leading. They want us to pay for the tanning bed too.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 07/31/2019 10:02 Comments || Top||

#3  It's really simple. If you drink or smoke your way into cirrhosis or cancer, why must the taxpayer bear the burden of keeping your dying carcass alive ?

Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/31/2019 11:26 Comments || Top||

#4  Because, "That's not who we are."

Or something like that...

That's sarcasm, by the way
Posted by: Bobby || 07/31/2019 15:33 Comments || Top||


DNC back to rigging primaries?
[The Hill] Yang campaign slams DNC over poll qualification criteria for September debate

Andrew Yang's presidential campaign accused the Democratic National Committee (DNC) of rejecting one of the two NBC polls that the tech entrepreneur had promoted as having qualified him for the September presidential debate, which left him short of making the stage for the crucial showdown.
Posted by: 3dc || 07/31/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6491 views] Top|| File under: Tin Hat Dictators, Presidents for Life,

#1  Does a bear ...
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/31/2019 2:54 Comments || Top||

#2  Back to? Does that imply that at some point they ever stopped?
Posted by: gorb || 07/31/2019 3:42 Comments || Top||

#3  People always make fun of the stupid things Dem pols say & do. I don't - because their ballot stuffers are sans pareil.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/31/2019 3:45 Comments || Top||

#4  Democratic National Committee (DNC) of rejecting one of the two NBC polls that the tech entrepreneur had promoted as having qualified him for the September presidential debate, which left him short of making the stage for the crucial showdown.

"...Now siddown and shaddup before we make you a Friend of Bill and Hillary's(TM)!"

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 07/31/2019 4:38 Comments || Top||

#5  Typical democrat voter - "We have to vote out those corrupt rethuglicans!" (spittle flying)

Irony challenged.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/31/2019 10:23 Comments || Top||

#6  Someone should ask him what he thinks about the qualification to release your tax forms to be on the California ballot.
Posted by: ruprecht || 07/31/2019 21:31 Comments || Top||


N.C. gun shop buys ‘4 Horsemen' billboard insulting congresswomen
[WMBFNews] MURPHY, N.C. - A new billboard in North Carolina shows four minority congresswomen smiling down on the small town of Murphy, their faces at odds with the apocalyptic phrase slapped above them: The 4 Horsemen Cometh.

The Cherokee Guns' billboard then shows a red line striking out the last word, editing the phrase to say "The 4 Horsemen are Idiots."

The Charlotte Observer reports the sign targets the same lawmakers who President Donald Trump told to go back to their own countries. The women are U.S. citizens.

Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib are featured in the billboard. The four are all U.S. citizens, and only one emigrated from another country.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/31/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6463 views] Top|| File under:

#1  National media swoop in to cry 'racism & sexism' in 3... 2... 1...
Posted by: Raj || 07/31/2019 7:19 Comments || Top||

#2  The 4 Horsemen Cometh.

Insert Dildo jokes.
Posted by: Woodrow || 07/31/2019 7:25 Comments || Top||

#3  ...the sheep bleat.* **

* reference to Orwell's Animal Farm.
** today we call that Twitter
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/31/2019 7:27 Comments || Top||

#4  The Dems are expressing self-righteous indignation...again? Look for a spate of the usual accusations of xenophobia, sexism, racism, islamophobia over the 4 Horsewomen of the Apocalypse. They see these things in everything as evidenced by the so-called Detroit debates. Probably time for them to spend some time with their shrinks and up the meds.
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/31/2019 8:46 Comments || Top||

#5  Being an elected official cancels out any claim of belonging to a "special group" that's beyond all criticism. Can't handle that? Don't stand for election.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/31/2019 9:58 Comments || Top||

#6  "The right to buy insulting advertising is the right to be free"
-- Ad Agencies of Isher
Posted by: SteveS || 07/31/2019 10:13 Comments || Top||

#7  The only way to insult these individuals is to assert that they are patriots.
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 07/31/2019 17:43 Comments || Top||


Gavin Newsom OKs law forcing Trump to release tax returns to get on California's ballot

[SacBee] California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom approved a bill on Tuesday to force President Donald Trump to release his tax returns in order to get on the state's 2020 primary ballot.

While other states have pursued Trump's taxes, California is the first one in the country to make the disclosure of tax returns a requirement for a ballot spot.

Senate Bill 27, dubbed the "Presidential Tax Transparency and Accountability Act," took effect immediately after Newsom's signed it.

The proposal from Sen. Mike McGuire, D-Healdsburg, requires all candidates president and governor to submit the last five years of their tax returns to the Secretary of State. The information will then be published online for the public to see, with contact information, Social Security numbers and medical information redacted.
Iblis also submitted an article on this subject, commenting:
The Democrats' strategy is starting to come into focus. If they don't allow his name to appear on the ballot in multiple states then the popular vote will skew toward the Democrat, who is then guaranteed a minimum percentage of the electoral college based on states that have adopted a popular vote rule. It probably won't ever change the outcome of an election, but it will prevent a landslide victory and provide evergreen 'stolen election' talking points.
Posted by: Beavis || 07/31/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6489 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Fort Sumter?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/31/2019 3:15 Comments || Top||

#2  Fine. I guess CA can just sit out the election then.
Posted by: gorb || 07/31/2019 3:44 Comments || Top||

#3  Closer and closer they push it.
Posted by: Uleck Spererong9442 || 07/31/2019 6:32 Comments || Top||

#4  Actually an interesting legal question; since the Constitution has set a number of requirements for President, does that preempt the field or can individual States add other requirements? If they can there could be some serious regional disconnects:

Texas - must be able to eat 5-alarm chili
Minnesota - must be able to shovel 16 tons of snow while speaking Norwegian in a Somali accent
Hawai'i - whatevuh, cuz

others?
Posted by: Mercutio || 07/31/2019 6:56 Comments || Top||

#5  ^ This. It's clearly unconstitutional
Posted by: Frank G || 07/31/2019 7:05 Comments || Top||

#6  How bout you have to show a tax return to vote?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/31/2019 7:06 Comments || Top||

#7  The electoral college results can only be based on the votes garnered within that particular state. Other states results are invalid for that state, therefore other states votes doesn't count.

Also, the presidential election is a federal thing, a state cannot except or make appearing on the ballot for a federal office conditional.

IANAL so take this for whatever it's worth.
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 07/31/2019 7:12 Comments || Top||

#8  Supremes already barred states from adding conditions for federal office -- it's why they can't impose term limits on Congresscritters.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 07/31/2019 7:20 Comments || Top||

#9  It shouldn't be overly difficult to demonstrate this bill as a bill of attainder, which is unconstitutional.
Posted by: Raj || 07/31/2019 7:21 Comments || Top||

#10  Additional regional requirement:

Massachusetts - must be able to drive 80 MPH in the breakdown lane during rush hour while gabbing on your cell phone.
Posted by: Raj || 07/31/2019 7:24 Comments || Top||

#11  The electoral college results can only be based on the votes garnered within that particular state. Other states results are invalid for that state, therefore other states votes doesn't count.

It strips the citizens of that state of their meaningful vote and thus their 'equal protection' before the law.

It's also a clear attempt to establish a single party system. They've worked it in CA. Now they're trying to put it to the rest of the country by 'any means necessary'.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/31/2019 7:31 Comments || Top||

#12  We need a friendly judge to place an injunction on California! Better yet, declare CA to be in a state of insurrection and return them to territory status, install a military governor and clean house.
Posted by: Elmuter Omaviger9094 || 07/31/2019 7:55 Comments || Top||

#13  Minnesota - must be able to shovel 16 tons of snow while speaking Norwegian in a Somali accent

great one m!
Posted by: Woodrow || 07/31/2019 8:09 Comments || Top||

#14  I doubt that Newsom could really do this. Most likely illegal. It will result in a huge lawsuit that would be fast-tracked to the Supremes. Whew, talk about an issue of voter suppression and election rigging.
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/31/2019 8:53 Comments || Top||

#15  I seriously doubt this will stand on challenges.

The states shouldn't be able to add more requirements for a federal/national election.

Tax returns are considered private information and covered under those laws. A government forcing them to be made public most likely is illegal.
Posted by: DarthVader || 07/31/2019 10:00 Comments || Top||

#16  Baraq Obama and Lois Lerner had eight years to do something about Trump's taxes and they failed. So now it's Newsom's turn?

OK, Gavin. You show me yours and I'll show you mine.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 07/31/2019 10:23 Comments || Top||

#17  Murcek - love your suggestion in #6. Also, is this in Gavin's purview?
Posted by: warthogswife || 07/31/2019 11:17 Comments || Top||

#18  There is a recall effort underway for Givin Gavin.
Posted by: crazyhorse || 07/31/2019 11:31 Comments || Top||

#19  (puts on contrarian hat) - Frankly, I'd support full financial disclosure including tax returns BUT only if it applied to ALL elected AND appointed positions at ALL levels of government.
Posted by: Mercutio || 07/31/2019 11:59 Comments || Top||

#20  Yes, crazyhorse, and I can't wait to sign the petition.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 07/31/2019 13:21 Comments || Top||

#21  And while we're at it, how about a birth certificate?
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 07/31/2019 13:22 Comments || Top||

#22  As I understand it, this only applies to the primary election. Even if it applied to the general election, Trump will never carry California - the Democrats will see to that by registering every citizen of Mexico and Central America if necessary.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 07/31/2019 14:43 Comments || Top||

#23  ...and thus the obstruction to the citizenship question.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/31/2019 18:55 Comments || Top||

#24  If Trump releases all his tax returns the Dems will find he made some money and he lost some money and nobody but MSNBC cares. It's a nothing burger a red cape before the bull.
Posted by: ruprecht || 07/31/2019 21:34 Comments || Top||

#25  IAAL and the following are NOT clear to me:

Also, the presidential election is a federal thing, a state cannot except or make appearing on the ballot for a federal office conditional.


States already impose state-specific requirements (signature minimums, filing deadlines, etc.) on federal candidates. I doubt they can force disclosure of federal tax returns but it's not as simple a question as the quote above implies.

The electoral college results can only be based on the votes garnered within that particular state. Other states results are invalid for that state, therefore other states votes doesn't count.


I tend to agree with the later comment asserting that it may be an equal protection violation but that too is not completely clear. But it's easy to imagine well-argued cases creating a split in the circuits.

The fun question is: If states that are part of the national popular vote compact award their electors to the party losing in their state but winning the national popular vote does the 14th Amendment then require those state Congressional delegations to be reduced in proportion to the ratio of votes ignored? (E.g., If Trump were to in CO 55/45 but lose the national popular vote and CO to award their electors to his opponent, would the 14th Amendment then require CO's Congressional delegation to be reduced by 55%? Or 100%?) Hint: yes.
Posted by: Maggie Whaick8235 || 07/31/2019 21:57 Comments || Top||


Baltimore Fraternal Order of Police President Left 'Speechless' By Commissioner's Crime Plan
[TOWNHALL]
Posted by: Fred || 07/31/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under:

#1  But INASH.
Posted by: gorb || 07/31/2019 3:46 Comments || Top||

#2  Hey my family contacts were correct. "6 murders in Baltimore since Friday, 38 for July, 196 for 2019
22% higher than 2018
6 shootings since Friday, 80 for July, 437 for 2019
30% higher than 2018#cityincrisis". Now why fudge the numbers. One other day this week it was about 260 for 2019 so far. No one wants to go into these areas. Fire and rescue, police, and so on. Why no grocery stores?, Burned out most of them. It can also be black owned. They are hit the hardest because they got it so they have to spread it around.
Posted by: Dale || 07/31/2019 11:07 Comments || Top||

#3  Comish Harrison's "Crime Plan" reads like it could also be named the "Cut-off-cops'-dicks-and-shove-'em-up-their-ass Plan"

A lot of 'community engagement' and zero tolerance for roughing up perps. He wants to emasculate the police and give policing to thugslocals and business owners.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/31/2019 11:55 Comments || Top||

#4  Wait, by 'crime plan', do you mean a plan for criming like a picnic plan is a plan for picnicking. Or is this a crime *reduction* plan? And will there be rats?
Posted by: SteveS || 07/31/2019 15:33 Comments || Top||


Marianne Williamson: I am not a 'wacky new-age nutcase'
[THEHILL]

Marianne Williamson Leads A Prayer Apologizing For Being White



A Guide to Marianne Williamson, the Spiritual Guru Running for President
Williamson is a 67-year-old “thought leader” who has been a spiritual adviser to Cher, an officiant at one of Elizabeth Taylor’s weddings, and a confidant of Oprah Winfrey. She has also written four New York Times best-selling books, including A Return to Love and Illuminata. And, though she dislikes being described as a spiritual “guru,” she decidedly is.

As evidenced by her decades-long career, Williamson probably wouldn’t describe herself as a politician. However, this isn’t the first time Williamson has run for office. In 2014, she launched an unsuccessful bid for then-soon-to-retire Representative Henry Waxman’s seat in Southern California — a campaign that garnered the support of Kim Kardashian West, Eva Longoria, and Nicole Richie, among many other celebs. Hell, Alannis Morissette wrote and recorded a song for Williamson’s campaign, titled, “Today.”
What is her platform?
Williamson certainly has some slightly unusual proposals addressing some of the biggest issues plaguing America — the climate crisis, mass incarceration, our broken health-care system — but she has thrown her support behind most of the big progressive issues. Were she to become president, she vows to protect reproductive rights and LGBTQ rights. She wants universal basic income. She thinks college should be free, and that student debt should be forgiven. She supports reparations, and understands our criminal-justice system is, in actuality, “terribly unjust.” Also, Medicare-for-all: She wants that, too. (During the 2016 presidential election, she wrote an open letter to Hillary Clinton, urging her to stop “cozying up” to “the plutocracy now ruining this country”; Williamson endorsed Bernie Sanders.)


Posted by: Fred || 07/31/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6496 views] Top|| File under:

#1  she used the phrase 'yadda yadda yadda' last night and also the phrase 'dark Psychic Forces'

for a 67 year old she looks fabulous (although a bit too thin for my taste)

I bet she gets 100+ marriage proposals next week
Posted by: lord garth || 07/31/2019 1:56 Comments || Top||

#2  I'm just a nutcase?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/31/2019 2:56 Comments || Top||

#3  Stays a lot at a Holiday Inn?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/31/2019 7:32 Comments || Top||

#4  Although it doesn't mean much, This woman got about 47% of the vote in a Drudge poll of 55,903. She was far ahead of everyone else. It is hard to say who participated in the poll--maybe the Dem voters are trying send their betters a message.
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/31/2019 8:49 Comments || Top||

#5 
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 07/31/2019 10:48 Comments || Top||


President Trump: The exterminator of scurrying political correctness
[COMMDIGINEWS] Political correctness is a lot like the menacing O’Brien. Rather than physical torture, it enforces its power by use of feigned outrage and equally feigned moral superiority. That contrived moral preeminence comes with a license to condemn those who describe reality for what it is as heinous reprobates. And the worst of these ne’er-do-wells are branded racists.

This grants Elijah Cummings
...Representative-for-life from Maryland, representing half of Baltimore City, which makes his district ultra-safe, and most of Howard County, which is out-populated by the city. His shiny pate is the reason we pronounce the city name Baldymore. Cummings' politix are so liberal they're tedious, nor is he any more honest than the next seedy professional pol...
a license of sorts. He isn’t required to explain why the people of his district live in what pest control company Orkin describes as one of Americas "rattiest cities." Nor is he required to explain why crippling poverty grips the people of his district where progressive Democrats have been in control of Baltimore for decades.

Meanwhile,
...back at the game, the Babe was wondering why the baseball kept getting bigger and bigger. Finally it hit him...
those in the media who condemn President Trump for his accurate description of Baltimore talk out of both sides of their duplicitous mouths.

The Baltimore Sun, for instance, ran a scathing editorial critical of Trump’s critique of Cummings’ sham virtue:

"The White House has far more power to effect change in this city, for good or ill, than any single member of Congress including Mr. Cummings. If there are problems here, rodents included, they are as much his responsibility as anyone’s, perhaps more because he holds the most powerful office in the land."

The Sun forgets that Trump is not Big Brother. The good citizens of Baltimore, not Trump, govern themselves. They just aren’t very good at it. The fact that Elijah Cummings is currently serving his 13th term in the US House of Representatives is all the proof you need.

Ironically, the dire reality of Democrat misrule was the very subject of a previous Baltimore Sun editorial.

"In short, the Democratic Party, at every level ‐ local, state and federal ‐ remains completely ineffectual and continues to fail the people of Baltimore at every turn. This is no new development. The fact is that the Democratic Party has failed Baltimore and every other major American city for the last 50 years. What were once the shining examples of American progress have become abandoned shells inhabited primarily by those who do not have the means to move elsewhere."

Does this mean we should now construe the word "ineffectual" as a dog whistle designed to stir the sleeping mongrel of racism? Perhaps one of CNN’s on-screen personalities will work up some tears while pondering that very question.

You see, Trump is not hated by the left’s PC guardians in corporate media because he is "conservative." He is hated for so easily trouncing the tyranny of political correctness with a tweet and a smile.

And polls show the American people are as disdainful of political correctness as is their president.

Posted by: Fred || 07/31/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6464 views] Top|| File under:

#1  When I get pinged for an occasional lack of PC my standard response in “The truth shall set you free.”
Posted by: Uleck Spererong9442 || 07/31/2019 6:42 Comments || Top||

#2  I hope Trump destroys "political correctness." It is a tool used by the left to dodge debate, issues, hide corruption and squelch free speech. They and some Rinos have been hiding behind PC for far too long.
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/31/2019 8:58 Comments || Top||

#3  Early in my marketing career I worked for one of America's huge corporations. At one of the first meetings I attended we were instructed to target and appeal to diversity minorities as a priority. I was young and just didn't understand why skin color made someone a better potential customer than, say, anyone else who was more predisposed to buy what we were selling. Therein began my education in political correctness and the need to sing the diversity song in corporate America.
Posted by: warthogswife || 07/31/2019 11:49 Comments || Top||

#4 
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/31/2019 13:38 Comments || Top||

#5  Therein began my education in political correctness and the need to sing the diversity song in corporate America.

The only way we are going to have diversity is if everyone thinks exactly the same. So get with the program, comrade citizen!
Posted by: SteveS || 07/31/2019 14:02 Comments || Top||



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